Gemstone Spheres made from Agate,
Jasper, Marble and other Gemstones

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$75.00

SP700b  Here is a very interesting Pyrite sphere. It measures 2 3/4" in diameter and has a nice finish.  This sphere has lots of texture and a extremely sparkly appearance in the natural cavities. There are some really neat mini Quartz Crystals in a couple of the cavities and can be seen in last photo. This would make a great gift!

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Pyrite, or Iron Pyrite, is an Iron sulfide with isometric Crystals that usually appear as cubes.  It is brittle and can break or powder easily.  Its metallic luster and brass yellow hue have earned it the nickname of "fool's gold" due to many miners mistaken it for the real thing.  Ironically, small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in Pyrite.  It is the most common of the sulfide minerals and is usually found with other sulfides or oxides in Quartz veins, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. 

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Pyrite Sphere

$150.00

SP701b   Here's a new item, a lovely larger Garnierite sphere from Madagascar.  This one of a kind sphere has a fascinating design, pretty contrasting color and pattern.  It measures 5 3/4" in diameter, weighs over 10 pounds and has a good polish. A very nice sphere to add to your collection.

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Garnierite is a general name for a green nickel ore found in pockets and veins within weathered and serpentinized ultramafic rocks. It is a variation of Moonstone. Garnierite is named after Jules Garnier a French Geologist who discovered it in 1867 in New Caledonia.

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Garnierite Sphere

$50.00

SP702c  Here is an interesting find!!  This is a very nice, very pretty Mangano Calcite sphere from Peru.  It measures 2 5/8" in diameter.  This sphere has soft Pink, hints of Grey and White pastel colors in a nice design. Tale notice of the last 2 photos that demonstrate how this fabulous sphere fluoresces under a LW and SW  UV light.  Great gift for the sphere collector!

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Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

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Mangano Calcite Sphere

$85.00

SP703b  This is a very unique larger sphere made from Mahogany Obsidian.  It measures 4 3/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has deep red to almost brown color and is darker than in the picture with a neat black spotted design. A truly wonderful find.

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Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  It is produced when felsic lava erupted from a volcano, cools rapidly through the glass transition temperature and freezes without sufficient time for Crystal growth.  Because of the lack of Crystal structure, Obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use of projectile points (arrow heads), and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

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Mahogany Obsidian Sphere

$140.00

SP704c  Here is a gorgeous larger Rose Quartz sphere measuring 4 3/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has beautiful inclusions, "rainbow" reflections and two cool 3-D "stars" when rotated in direct sunlight as shown in the photo below taken from another sphere. There are a few surface imperfections and this has been reflected in the reduced price. Very pretty!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

Rose Quartz sphere

Rose Quartz Sphere

$20.00

SP705c  This is an exceptional Orange (heat treated)  Brazilian Agate sphere. This sphere measures 1 1/2" and has a good polish. It has an interesting combination of Orange and White colors in a mesmerizing design as well as great banding. An interesting sphere that would complete any collection.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Brazilian Agate Sphere

$50.00

SP706c Here's a cool new item, a mesmerizing Glass Sculpture sphere. It is totally transparent except for the cool structure inside. Our vendor was not able to give us exact information on how this was formed and what exactly the structure is inside. W even consulted with a local glass blower who has been in the business for 40 years and he was stumped by it but thought it was very cool. It measures 2 2/8",  has a great appearance, and will be a great conversation piece. A great addition to any collection.

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Glass is a hard brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly. Libyan desert glass or great sand sea glass is a substance found in areas in the Libyan Desert. Fragments of desert glass can be found over large areas, up to tens of kilometers. The Libyan desert glass has been dated as having formed about 26 million years ago. It was knapped and used to make tools during the Pleistocene. Today's glass is used to make windows, drinking containers and many other articles.

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Glass Sculpture Sphere

$30.00

SP707b   Here is something different for the sphere collector!  This is a very nice, totally Black Obsidian sphere with a smooth, highly polished mirror like finish.  This sphere measures approximately 2 1/4" in diameter and has a character all it's own.

This is a similar to like item as they are all very close to appearance and size.

Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  It is produced when felsic lava erupted from a volcano, cools rapidly through the glass transition temperature and freezes without sufficient time for Crystal growth.  Because of the lack of Crystal structure, Obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use of projectile points (arrow heads), and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

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Obsidian Sphere

$200.00

SP708b   Here's a rare item, a very nice Stromatolite from Russia. This excellent sphere has a good polish and measures nearly 2 1/4". A sphere of this caliber doesn't come along that often so grab this beauty quick!

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Stromatolites are one of the oldest bacterial microfossils known. The Peruvian Stromatolites are from the lower Proterozic period some 2.3 billion years. They are from the Eastern Andes, Bolivia, South America.  Stromatolites are actually mounds of mud that have been preserved. Very few will actually contain the fossilized microbes that built them. They accumulate because blue- green algae produces a sticky film that catches mud and silt, in turn forming layers. In time theses layer build up to form mounds.

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Russian Stromatolite Sphere

$75.00

SP709b   Here is a new beauty, a lovely Garnet sphere. This beautiful sphere is just loaded with color and charm. It has a good polish and measures 2 3/4".  A fabulous addition to your collection!

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Garnet is included in a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Garnets are most often as seen in red, but are available in a wide variety of colors spanning the entire color spectrum except blue. There are six common species of Garnet that are recognized by their chemical composition: Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartite, Grossular, which includes Hessonite and Tsavorite, Uvarovite and Andradite.

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Garnet Sphere

$55.00

SP710c  Here is a nice Blue Calcite sphere.  This sphere measures nearly 4" and has a good polish.  It has a  Blue and White color that is just beautiful. There is also subtle "rainbow" reflections when rotated in light. There is one cool "rainbow" that looks like a heart as seen in the last two photos. This material is from Madagascar.

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Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

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Blue Calcite Sphere

$75.00

SP711b  Here's a gorgeous new item, a lovely Blue Chalcedony sphere.  It has a very pretty Blue color with lots of  accents. This nice sized sphere measures 2 1/\4" and has a good polish. A very unique sphere for your collection!

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Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite.
Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

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Blue Chalcedony Sphere

$22.00

SP712b  Here's a new item,  this is a very pretty Amethyst sphere. This sphere measures approximately 1 5/8".  It has a nice polish which purple color, neat inclusions and even a "rainbow" reflection. Very pretty!

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Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz often used as an ornament. It occurs in color from a light, slightly pinkish violet to a deep grape purple. Upon exposure to heat, Amethyst generally becomes yellow, which some refer to as Citrine or "burnt" Amethyst. It is widely distributed as a mineral, but fine, clear specimens that are suitable for cutting as ornamental stones.

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Amethyst Sphere

$70.00

SP714c  Here's a unique find, a lovely Agate sphere from Madagascar. This sphere has a great polish and measures 2 3/4" in diameter. This beautiful sphere has very unusual but gorgeous banding with great contrasting bold and pastel colors colors.  It would make an excellent addition to any sphere collection.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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Madagascar Agate Sphere

$45.00

SP715b  Here's a cool new item, a Tourmaline Quartz sphere from India. This sphere has a good polish and measures over 2 1/4" in diameter. It has a nice contrast of the white Quartz and black Tourmaline all in a nice design. It even has a bit of "sparkle" when rotated in bright light.  A good addition to any collection.

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Tourmaline is one of the most chemically complicated of all Silicate minerals. It is a complex Silicate of Aluminum and Boron and the composition varies widely with Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Lithium and many other elements that enter into it's structure. It can occur in a long, slender needle-like crystal to a thick prismatic and columnar crystal to a radial like daisy formation. It comes in many colors usually black and brown (iron rich); brown and yellow (magnesium rich); and blue, red, green, yellow, and pink (lithium rich). This mineral is found in igneous rocks, like Granite Pegmatite, and metamorphic rocks such as Schist and Marble.

Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments. 

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Tourmaline Quartz Sphere

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